The objective of the British Citizenship Courses was to promote the social integration of ethnic minority groups in London, in particular the Turkish-speaking community, within the wider community with the impetus provided by the British Citizenship Test (BCT) requirement for full citizenship rights. It is to better equip and empower them about their rights and responsibilities as British citizens; how they can become active and constructive members of the British community and how they can access public and charitable services. LCSS also brought participants into contact with other local community organisations that can help them and their families with social, education and employment issues.
During the courses, participants were instructed about aspects of everyday life in Britain and their rights & duties as UK citizens. The syllabus consisted of chapters on the changing society of Britain (i.e. migration to britain, the changing role of women, children, family and young people), UK today (i.e. population, the nations and regions, religion, customs and traditions), how the UK is governed (i.e. the British constitution, the UK in Europe and the world), everyday needs(i.e. housing, services in and for the home, money and credit, health, education, leisure, travel and transport) and employment (i.e. looking for work, equal rights and discrimination at work, working for yourself, childcare and children at work). Lottery Funded
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